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Benjamin Agosto

Figure Skater
Male
Born Jan 15, 1982

Benjamin Alexandro Agosto is an American ice dancer. With partner Tanith Belbin, Agosto is the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, a four-time World medalist, the 2004–2006 Four Continents champion, and 2004–2008 U.S. champion.

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  • What's On Today
    NYTimes - Jan 03, 2010
  • Notebook; Wagner Seeks To Fill Role As United States Favorite
    NYTimes - Nov 27, 2009
  • Kim Shaky In Free Skate, But Still Wins
    NYTimes - Nov 16, 2009
  • U.S. Women Are Seeking A Contender For Skating
    NYTimes - Nov 15, 2009

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1982 Birth Benjamin Agosto was born January 15, 1982, in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Northbrook, Illinois.

TEENAGE

He moved to Detroit, Michigan in June 1998 in order to train under Igor Shpilband. … Read More

TWENTIES

2002 20 Years Old Belbin and Agosto qualified for the 2002 Winter Olympics with a second-place finish at the 2001 U.S. Championships, but were ineligible to compete there because the Canadian-born Belbin was not an American citizen. Instead, Belbin and Agosto were sent to all the other ISU Championships for which they were eligible: Four Continents, Junior Worlds, and Worlds. They won the 2002 World Junior Championships, completing their set of medals from that event. … Read More
2004 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Belbin and Agosto won the U.S. Championship and would go on to repeat four times.
At Nationals in 2005, the last year of the 6. system, Belbin & Agosto earned straight perfect sixes for presentation in their free dance. … Read More
…  With partner Tanith Belbin, Agosto is the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, a four-time World medalist, the 2004–2006 Four Continents champion, and 2004–2008 U.S. champion.
2007 25 Years Old For the 2007–2008 season, Belbin and Agosto began with first-place finishes at both Skate America and Cup of China which qualified them for the Grand Prix Final, where they placed second. … Read More
In April 2008, Belbin and Agosto left Igor Shpilband, who had coached them for their entire partnership, and began working with the married coaching team of Natalia Linichuk and Gennadi Karponossov in Aston, Pennsylvania. … Read More
2009 27 Years Old 1 More Event
They withdrew from the 2009 U.S. Championships before the event began to due Agosto's injury. They were named to the team to the 2009 World Championships. … Read More
Belbin and Agosto were nominated to represent the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics. They finished 4th in the Olympic ice dancing event. They did not compete at the 2010 World Championships.
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